JT International Holding
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Companies & groups
Bella Donna, 4
Amstelveen 1181 RM
(+32)02 626 2478
Mr Thomas McCoy
President & CEO
Mr Ben Townsend
Vice-President, Head of EU Affairs
JTI was formed in 1999 when Japan Tobacco Inc. acquired the non-US operations of tobacco company R.J. Reynolds
The further acquisition of UK-based Gallaher in 2007 nearly doubled the size of JTI by adding 11,000 new employees.
Today, our company has over 27,000 employees, and operations in 120 countries. Our headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. Our diverse employee base is made up of over 100 nationalities building careers at JTI that span our worldwide operations. We are a truly international business.
JTI recognizes the risks of smoking. JTI does not market its products to minors, and does not market its products in order to encourage anyone to take up smoking or to discourage anyone from quitting. JTI is committed to developing reduced-risk products, and to fostering accommodation between smokers and non-smokers.
• Revision of Directive 2001/37/EC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products.
• Directive 2014/40/EU
• Directive 2011/64/EC on the structure and rates of excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco (codification) and Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty and repealing Directive 92/12/EEC.
• The Trademark Directive (2008/95/EC) and the Community Trademark Regulation (207/2009/EC).
• Better Regulation
• International FTAs
• Circular Economy
Japan Tobacco International monitors a large area of EU policies and actively engages in customs, justice and home affairs, enlargement, taxation, consumer affairs, public health, internal market, external trade, and anti-illicit trade. Japan Tobacco International engages with EU institutions either on its own, and via trade associations of which we are members.
75%: 4 25%: 1
|First name||Surname||Start Date||End Date|
|Benedict Robert James||TOWNSEND||24/05/2016||20/05/2017|
Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers (CECCM) and most of its counterparts in EU Member States
European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA)
European Cigar Manufacturers Association (ECMA)
British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (BCCB)
American European Community Association (AECA)
The Kangaroo Group
European Justice Forum
Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
01/2015 - 12/2015
400,000 € - 499,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
Fees paid to trade associations and consultancy are not included in this financial declaration as they are registered in the EU Transparency register.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.